Grand Canyon University Archives

GCU commercial hub to have $670M annual impact

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A corner in a West Phoenix neighborhood that had been a hotbed of crime for years will now pump $670 million into the local economy each year as a commercial hub, thanks to Grand Canyon University. GCU has transformed the northeast corner of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road from what was once a run-down hotel,… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Grand Canyon University

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Leadership: Brian Mueller, president; Dan Bachus, CFO Website: gcu.edu What it does: Arizona’s premier private Christian university, with more than 200 academic programs tailored to both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. How it leads: While other universities are cutting budgets, eliminating programs and raising tuition, GCU is investing $1 billion over a 10-year period in academic programs,… Read More →

Building better learning environments for higher education

ASU: The Student Pavilion will be the first net zero building on any of the ASU campuses, and will only operate on the energy produced on-site.

The design and construction of projects at universities play a critical role in improving learning and teaching environments. Arizona universities are raising the bar for higher education environments with more creative architectural designs and collaborative areas that incorporate new technologies and sustainability features. Newer projects show an increased emphasis on interactivity and creating collaborative environments… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Melanie D. Logue: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Melanie D. Logue, PhD, DNP, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Grand Canyon University Logue earned her PhD/DNP in her home state of Arizona and has a passion for educating the next generation of nurses. Advice: “Embrace change and continuous quality improvement … Learn how to give and receive feedback in a healthy… Read More →

Apartments near GCU sell for $5.53M

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by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

ABI Multifamily, a dedicated multifamily brokerage and advisory services firm, is pleased to announce the $5,530,000, or $30,385 Per Unit sale of the 182-unit, Alta Vista Village Apartments, located in Phoenix, Ariz. Built in several phases from 1959 to 1973, the property features a mix of Studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, with a weighted… Read More →

GCU’s Brian Mueller a finalist for EY honor

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Brian Mueller, president of Grand Canyon University, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Mountain Desert Region that encompasses Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.  The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and… Read More →

Grand Canyon University’s nonprofit bid halted

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An 18-month bid to transition Grand Canyon University from a for-profit university into a nonprofit ended Friday, after the university’s accreditor denied the school’s bid. University President Brian Mueller held a news conference, expressing his disappointment in the Higher Learning Commission’s decision to not allow the school to convert back into a nonprofit entity. Grand Canyon University… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosts military career event

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Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, taking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitary16. Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty… Read More →

Sierra West Apartments near GCU sell for $1.17M

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Multifamily advisor and Vice President, Danny Lee never gave up on the possible sale of the 20 unit complex in Phoenix, AZ. Lee worked with the seller for over 18 months empowering his client with the knowledge of market and the seller decided to sell at the right time. Sierra West Apartments is located at… Read More →

Tower Capital closes two transactions in Scottsdale and Tucson

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Once again showing its diversity across different markets and asset classes, Phoenix based structured finance firm, Tower Capital, recently arranged $12,209,000 in acquisition financing in two separate transactions. The first was on behalf of Caliber Companies, a full service real estate investment company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Caliber owns and operates a diverse real estate… Read More →

GCU launches angel investment network

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Aspiring Valley entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to angel investors at the Oct. 14 inaugural event of Canyon Angels, a new initiative led by Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business and its namesake, Jerry Colangelo. The event will provide a forum for three local entrepreneurial teams to share their business plans with investors… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

Dr. Miles Howard utilizes da Vinci Robotic Surgery technology at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

Grand Canyon University; Photo by Shavon Rose for AZ Big Media

Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →